Lost Planet Spin-Off Ex Troopers Confirmed for 3DS

Shooting things in 3D

With a solid six months of strong sales, especially in Japan, we may see a gradual increase in 3DS titles in development. The latest to be revealed by Famitsu, as translated by Andriasang, is Ex Troopers from Capcom, an action shooting title.

The title shares some elements with the Lost Planet series from the HD consoles — except with anime-style visuals — which gives hope that a Western release will eventually arrive. Details are scarce, but you apparently play as an academy member on a snow planet, EDN-3rd, and get caught up in a war with Akrid Aliens. By choosing one of three bases of operations, you ultimately have a say in how the game and its story develop.

With Monster Hunter man Shintaro Kojima producing, this may be one to watch. The only other platform announced is PS3, so it'll be interesting to see what direction the title takes on 3DS, though we know from releases such as Resident Evil Revelations that shooters can work and look fantastic on the system. We'll keep you up to date with information as we get it.

[via andriasang.com]

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